SMILE ARC PROTECTION

Why Are My Brackets So High?

Proper bracket placement is vital to achieving a perfectly curved smile. We work hard to ensure Smile Arc Protection for all of our patients. We’re committed to state-of-the-art advancements and technology, which is why you should always visit at least one orthodontist for an orthodontic consultation.

The smile arc is defined as the relationship of the curvature of the incisal edges of the maxillary incisors and canines to the curvature of the lower lip in the posed smile. The ideal smile arc has the maxillary incisal edge curvature parallel to the curvature of the lower lip.

Smile Arc Protection

Flat smile we avoid

Smile Arc Protection

WOW Smiles are when the edges of the top teeth follow the curve of the lower lip

Smile Arc Protection

You are used to seeing brackets placed lower on the teeth, as shown below and that creates a Flat Smile

Smile Arc Protection
Smile Arc Protection

To achieve the WOW Smile, we place our brackets high as shown in the image below

Smile Arc Protection

Patient Before SAP

Same Patient 6 months After SAP